Any Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean?
Looking for cheaper options than Bora Bora (Fodors forum)
Posted by: NYCdreamer on Apr 24, 05 at 9:44pm Posted in: Caribbean Islands
I live in NY, so it would be great to find a place in the Caribbean w/ overwater bungalows. Please help!
- LordBalfor on Apr 25, 05 at 1:06am
They are found in the Maldives (at the "Maldives Hilton" - VERY pricy though - as well as a couple of additional Maldives locations), Panama (at the "Punta Caracol Resort" - the nearest place I know of to the Caribbean that has OW units), the Philippines (at the "El Nido Lagen Island Resort"), and Independent (not American) Samoa (at the "Coconuts Beach Resort") and there's even a few "partially overwater" bungalows at the "Aitutaki Pearl Beach Resort" (now once again known as the "Aitutaki Lagoon Resort") in the Cooks.
You might want to look into the Panama location. Near to where you are looking and with a decent price. Coconuts in Amercian Samoa is also fairly reasonably priced.
- tivertonhouse on Apr 25, 05 at 4:00am
Punta Caracol, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
- joe555 on Apr 25, 05 at 5:45am
look into 9beaches in bermuda.....www.9beaches.com....they have over water bungalows...
- Sunnyboy on Apr 25, 05 at 8:00am
Overwater bungalows are few and far between in the Caribbean. I believe the reincarnated Raffels Resorts on Canouan in the Grenadines has 2 at their resort (but at last resort they may not actually be open to guests) and you'll find them at Cayo Espanto in Belize. As others have pointed out, your best bet for overwater bungalows will be in the Maldives, Cook Islands, Fiji and other islands in the South Pacific.
Posted by: NYCdreamer on Apr 24, 05 at 9:42pm Posted in: Australia & the Pacific
I would love to stay in an OW bungalow, but can't afford Tahiti. Live in NY. I've only found OWB's in Maldives, Malaysia and other Asian destinations. They weren't any cheaper than Tahihi (I think Tahiti was cheaper, actually). Would really appreciate your help!
- prue on Apr 24, 05 at 10:01pm
There are OW bungalows at resorts on the island of Vanuatu. These are very reasonable for us travelling from Australia - but maybe not for you?
- AAFrequentFlyer on Apr 24, 05 at 11:22pm
Perhaps you may get better responses if you post this question on the Caribbean forum?
- AAFrequentFlyer on Apr 24, 05 at 11:46pm
BTW, I do know of one place in Bahamas, but it's very expensive as well. I guess the airfare would be cheaper, but anytime you want the best location, private bunglow on any Caribbean island, you will pay dearly, just like any place in the world.
Can't think of the resort now, but I will research and post the name in a day or 2.
- LordBalfor on Apr 25, 05 at 1:02am
They are also found in the Maldives (at the "Maldives Hilton" - VERY price though), Panama (at the "Punta Caracol Resort"), the Philippines (at the "El Nido Lagen Island Resort"), and Independent (not American) Samoa (at the "Coconuts Beach Resort") and there's even a few "partially overwater" bungalows at the "Aitutaki Pearl Beach Resort" (now once again known as the "Aitutaki Lagoon Resort") in the Cooks.
You might want to look into the Panama location. Coconuts is also much more reasonably priced.
- pb_and_j on Apr 25, 05 at 10:44am
I didn't think there are any in the Carribean since you need a well protected lagoon for them. The hurricane season would destroy them every year.
- aks on Apr 25, 05 at 4:50pm
The only thing I can think of that comes close in the Caribbean area is in the Bay islands - Roatan - at Coco View Resort. The have some rooms/bungalow type huts that are not over the water but right on the edge. However - this is primarily a dive resort, so if you are not into diving it won't do for you. The website is www.cocoviewresort.com.
- aks on Apr 25, 05 at 4:57pm
P.S. - actually they do have over-the-water bungalows as well as the other accommodations. It's all on the website.
- AAFrequentFlyer on Apr 25, 05 at 5:16pm
I was wrong about the resort in Bahamas. Compass Point does not have any overwater, just right next to water bungalows. Still it looks nice and has some great reviews and photos here:
Good luck with your search!
Posted by: Tracey on Dec 28, 02 at 11:07am Posted in: Caribbean Islands
Does anyone know of any resorts in the Caribbean that have over-water bungalows? The only places I'm finding are in Bora Bora, Tahita, etc. Thank you!
- fyi on Dec 28, 02 at 11:40am
there are some resort accomodations built on stilts but none that I know of that extend out over the water. The ones in the South Pacific do tend to be built on lagoons and protected places. Given storm surges, hurricanes and other weather conditions, it would not be practical to build that way in the Caribbean unless in a very protected area. There are accomodations at Long Bay on Tortola and Little Dix Bay that are built on stilts but back from the water a very short distance. Many years ago there were accomodations over the water at one of the Club Meds on Guadaloupe (La Caravelle) but don't know if they still have them.
- fyi on Dec 28, 02 at 11:41am
sorry, forget that the Bahamas are also included in the Caribbean here. Compass Point has some units that if not over the water are very close.
- tivertonhouse on Dec 28, 02 at 11:42am
Puntacaracol, Boca del Toro/Caribbean coast of Panama...
- xxx on Dec 28, 02 at 2:10pm
This exact question was asked a little while back. Seasrch the archives.
- archives on Dec 28, 02 at 2:13pm
Enter "bungalow" in the search box. It'll be the second or third thread that comes up in the search result.